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Muyu Town in Shennongjia
Location of Shennongjia within China and within Hubei
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Mayor||Zhou Senfeng (周森锋)|
|• Total||3,253 km2 (1,256 sq mi)|
|• Density||23/km2 (61/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Shennongjia Forestry District|
|Alternative Chinese name|
The population is predominantly (95%) Han Chinese, the remaining 5% being mostly Tujia.
Shennongjia's status within Hubei is also somewhat unusual, in that this county-level unit is directly administered by the provincial government as opposed to be part of a prefecture-level city or prefecture, as are Hubei's all "normal" counties. However, this arrangement is not unique to Shennongjia, as Hubei also has three county-level cities (Xiantao, Tianmen, Qianjiang) which are directly under the provincial government, without being part of a prefecture-level unit.
The district was created in 1970 from the adjacent areas of Badong County, Xingshan County, and Fang County.